“Shoppin’ For Clothes” By The Coasters

December 19, 2011

This Leiber & Stoller tune was written in the mid-1950s after Billy Guy from The Coasters heard “Clothes Line” by Boogaloo and His Gallent Crew on the radio, but couldn’t find it in the stores. I actually like the original version better, but The Coasters version is more popular. The BBC also had a short little skit with the song, which you can see here.